Tag: gun bill

Opponents come on strong in House General Laws hearing on gun legislation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Four gun bills and a standing-room-only hearing was a definite sign that Monday’s meeting of the House General Laws committee was in for a long afternoon. Prior to the meeting, the committee had specified that, with such issues on the table, only two minutes of testimony […]

Tongue-in-cheek, Bechthold ‘supports’ Second Amendment right to RPGs, mortars

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Gun control advocates and liberal-leaning press outlets have vented their own frustrations about the passage of SB 656 last week during veto session. The New York Times called Missouri the “Shoot-Me State” in an editorial after it passed, and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah devoted […]

TWMP: Veto session, the gun bill and the 2016 Governor’s race

On This Week in Missouri Politics, host Scott Faughn talks with Sen. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, to talk about the passage of the controversial “gun bill,” the agricultural disaster bill, and the photo voter ID bill during Wednesday’s veto session. They also discuss the governor’s race and his thoughts on Eric […]

Mid-Missouri Republicans campaign on support of gun bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A few Columbia-area Republican candidates held a rally at the Green Valley Rifle and Pistol Club in Hallsville to celebrate the veto override of SB 656, colloquially known as the “gun bill.” Rep. Chuck Basye, along with Republican candidates for representative Cheri Reisch of Hallsville and […]

Gun bill becomes law after both chambers vote to override veto

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –The Missouri General Assembly voted to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of an omnibus gun bill that will expand concealed carry in the state as well as expand the state’s rules for legal use of force. Democrats prolonged the inevitable for a few hours late Wednesday during […]

Nixon urges lawmakers to consider his stances before veto session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon held his final press conference before a veto session Wednesday afternoon, and he urged lawmakers to look carefully at the bills he has vetoed since the end of the 2016 session. He asked reporters, legislators, and Missouri citizens alike to read his website’s veto […]